Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel Elizabeth
I Luv it!
I vivitied in June 2004.....originally we planned to stay in NY....but my mom insisted that this hotel was THE BEST! And yes, she was right. The bed was comfortable....staff was as friendly as can be...and helped us out with any and eveything....we especially were astonished with the rate that was given to us! Hopefully we can get about the same rate for our Thanksgiving trip! My boyfriend and I cannot wait to stay again!
Excellent hotel. All staff were fantastic. Food was excellent and rooms very comfotable.
I had only stayed in one Wyndham property prior to this, but let me state that I was very impressed with this property! Wyndham has earned my loyalty and I will seek to stay at a Wyndham property every time I am away. I had previously stayed at the Hilton Newark Airport. That was a complete nightmare. I was so dissapointed that I even wrote Hilton Corporate a letter (that they never bothered to respond to!) This property has completely restored my faith in the hotels in the Newark area. The hotel itself was clean, the staff was professional, the rooms were immaculate...the products and furniture in the room were top of the line.The beds were more than comfortable!! Possibly the most comfortable hotel bed I have ever slept in. The location is great. Great Job Wyndham!!!!!
Good First Experience at a Wyndham
My wife and I stayed at this hotel in September 2004. This was my first stay at a Wyndham and overall I would consider the experience a positive one. Check-in was a breeze (it helps to join their Wyndham By Request frequent stay program) and there were the preselected bottles of wine and water in our room, along with a small bag of pretzels. A nice touch. The room was clean and quiet and the high-speed internet worked quite well. The Shula's 2 sports bar off the lobby was a good choice for dinner, the steak fajitas were quite good there. In the morning, our invoice was folded into the door on the outside of the door, a practice I felt compromised our privacy and I told the front desk so upon check-out. That is the only negative I can come up with. I would stay here again.
A great option
I stayed here April 18th, 2004 which was the first day of my honeymoon before flying out of Newark the next morning to Antigua. I booked online, and in the comments section I noted this fact. When we arrived to check in we found that we had been upgraded to a suite...very nice. The hotel is updated nicely, friendly staff, and the Shula's 2 steakhouse/sportsbar is on site. The shuttle to the airport adds to the convenience. This is a solid hotel and is an excellent value.
A good value
Stayed overnight at this hotel on my way out of NY. It was a very nice hotel; my room had upgrades like a a CD player alarm clock combo, a wireless phone, etc -- and all at a really good rate.
The only thing which could use improvement was the exact location-- in the sense that getting to the hotel by car is nuts unless you have an exact map of where you are going (Of course, this is actually the fault of Elizabeth city planners in laying out the roadways....). We finally figured out the exact route to teh hotel from the airport after about 15 mins of driving and two iterations thru the Newark airport complex....
A Restful Night
I spent one night here at the end of a business trip, and enjoyed the pool, fitness center, and also the small library off the lobby. The room was clean and very comfortable. I found the room service menu limited, but the service was prompt. I got a good night's sleep, even though I could see the airport from my window. The van service to and from the airport (supposedly every 20 minutes during the day) was a bit haphazard. I had a long wait at the airport, and also leaving the hotel. The 9:20 bus left closer to 9:40, and several flight crews on board were upset with the delay.
Basically fine, but some problems
Got this hotel on hotwire at an acceptable price, although barely less than I could have obtained for it without bidding blind.Hotel is not new, but has been fairly recently renovated on the inside stem to stern, with many nice touches. Initial impression in the lobby level was excellent, very appealing, and front desk staff was really on the ball, helpful and pleasant. However, when I got to my room, I discovered the toilet was not clean--I mean really not clean. Ugh.Went down to the front desk and the staff person there was genuinely apologetic and immediately reassigned me to a concierge level room, which was similar to the first room--although clean!--but did have a few extra minor amenities. The concierge level, however, does not have a lounge or the usual concierge-level food service perks I would have expected. Hotel staff informed me that they were working on this, with future plans in this direction. Hmm.Both rooms were beautifully appointed and quiet, although I had asked for a room on the side away from the airport, so can't comment on airport-facing room noise levels. I slept well; the bed was excellent and the sheets/comforter crisp and clean.Hotel personnel advised me against parking nearby on the street, stating that it would be unsafe even to walk from my car to the hotel. Given the area, I had no reason to doubt them. There is a charge for parking in the hotel lot, but not too bad, about $8 I think.The following morning I had breakfast at their sports-bar cum restaurant, and it was one of the worst breakfasts I have ever had in my life. Food was nearly inedible, greasy, awful, boring and unhealthful choices, and service, while well-intentioned, was remarkably incompetent. The busboy was much more helpful and knowledgeable than the waitress (I think he took pity on me). The sports bar was really jumping when I arrived the night before--too noisy for me at the time, but might be a fun place to hang out with friends for a drink if they are staying at the same hotel. Otherwise, don't waste your time or money. This is the only food facility at the hotel as far as I could see.If you stay at this hotel, be sure to enroll in their frequent guest program BEFORE you stay--you'll get free internet access...and you might get a wine and cheese amenity--much better than dining in-house.In spite of my complaints, I would rate this hotel as an acceptable airport hotel--after all, what do you expect from an airport hotel?
Excellent park and fly package!!
We needed to fly early on Dec. 27th and leave the car so we stayed here and loved it. For 140.00 we got a great room and 7 days of parking in a secure lot. The hotel also has a Shula restaurant with excellent food.
The shuttle was easy to use both directions! I would definately stay here again!
I was very impressed with this hotel, especially given the pricetag I got it for (~$75). My wife and I stayed here overnight for an early AM flight at Newark Airport. The hotel is very nice - it appears to be a convention-style hotel - public spaces very elegant, including a rustic library/sitting room off of the main lobby. Rooms were very nice, staff was very friendly - and given that it was Christmas, we received a gift bag of cookies. We ate at their on-site restaurant, Shula's 2, a more sporty version of the Shula's chain steakhouse, and the food was really very good. Their airport shuttle ran 24 hours, and we took it without a problem at 5 am - approximately a 5-10 minute ride, as the hotel is directly across from the airport. All in all, a nice surprise.
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